Philanthropy

Naples Winter Wine Festival

Wendy continues her work with charities that support  abused women and children as well as children with disabilities, such the Naples Winter Wine Festival and the SW Florida Food and Wine Fest for which she has created, scarves, umbrellas, leggings and kimonos for their very special donors.  

Vintner Scarves

Wendy had the pleasure of meeting Pierre Lurton of Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau d/Yquem wineries at the Naples Winter Wine festival as she wore her own creations of leggings and silk scarf created from photographs of the bottles and labels of his winery.

"Please accept our deepest gratitude for your donation of the exquisitely designed scarf for the 2017 Naples Winter Wine Festival.  The uniquely beautiful one-of-a-kind piece was a lovely addition to the patron gift bags!

We are certain that the patrons will enjoy wearing your gorgeous and timeless 'piece of art' for many years to come.  We deeply appreciate your generosity and support."

The Sunshine Team

Naples Winter Wine Festival

Oliver Krug of Krug Champagne, France, graciously modeling the Wendy Newman Designs Signature Scarf of the festival. Wendy also created a scarf exclusively for his winery. 

Scarf Feeds the Hungry

The Limited Edition, Chow Chow scarf, created by Asheville photographer/fashion designer, Wendy Newman, starts with her original photographs of 38 vegetables (Look closely and find the cabbage, garlic, onions, okra, peppers, squash blossoms, radicchio, rosemary, artichokes, carrots and more) that can create the piquant slaw. She then deconstructs the photos and re images them into mandalas (an ancient Tibetan art form, using a multi-layering process, taking up to 10 hours per mandala) and then collages them onto silk and other fabrics which are then made into scarves, leggings, kimonos, and reverse/hands free umbrellas, all available at the Chow Chow Makers Market and

The perfect accessory and memory of Chow Chow.

 100% Pure Silk and hand rolled hem  Only $139.00 and it goes to a great cause. 

Wendy will be donating all profits from the“Chow Chow” scarf to Haywood Street Downtown Welcome Table where our community members in need can find food, dignity and nourishment for the soul.” Link: haywoodstreet.org/downtown-welcome-table

Wendy Newman Designs is excited to be a special guest artist and sponsor of SWFL Food and Wine Fest in beautiful south-west Florida

SWFL Children’s Charities is dedicated to saving children’s lives by supporting the region’s growing pediatric health care system. SWFL Children’s Charities has raised $18.7 million to local pediatric health care initiatives over the past nine years making it the most successful fundraising event in Lee County and one of the top-grossing wine fests in the country.To read the full article click HERE. Learn more about the event by visiting the SWFL Children's Charities website HERE.  " Wendy spent hundreds of hours creating a one-of-a-kind silk scarf, umbrella, kimono and leggings, for the fundraiser using her widely sought-after mandala designs."

Diana Wortham Theater Honors Donors with WND Scarves

A magical event at the Diana Wortham Theater with wine, food and a magic act, where scarves were pulled out of a hat, in celebration and appreciation for all those who gave to the Next Stage Campaign. The scarf was created specifically for this  event and boasts all the Diana Wortham acts in mandala form. 

61st Annual Vizcaya Ball

WND is thrilled to be a sponsor of the 61st Annual Vizcaya Ball - a benefit for the protection and preservation of the historic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. 

This years scarf and umbrella (pictured above) features all the statues found around the gardens infused on silk charmeuse to the theme of "Night of a Thousand Stars." (This piece took Wendy over 60 hours to create!)

WND is donor to Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County Gala

“For 3 years the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County has benefitted from the generosity and talent of Wendy Newman Designs. This year our sponsors received The hands free, reverse technology, umbrella featuring mandalas of historic buildings in downtown. They were so impressed and thrilled to have such a special gift- thank you Wendy!”

 Cynthia Waton